Frasier Institute for Health and Risk Analytics; and XCH, LLC
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Gavin Macgregor -Skinner
Pennsylvania State University
University of Georgia
Ken Jenkins, LLC
A serious epidemic outbreak that has potential to become pandemic in scope, as observed during the 2014 ebola virus disease crisis in West Africa, brings focus to the highly complex and unfolding host of challenges encountered in infectious disease crisis response. The several experienced and distinguished leaders, academics and professionals who joined The 2015 ICRC Conference Global Expert Panel on Health Risk Communication for Ebola and Pandemics discussed firsthand experiences with the ebola virus disease outbreak from several crisis communication vantage points. This panel discussion provided an educational forum designed to inform research with key new learnings from the front lines of infectious health threat response, and to propose ongoing best practice recommendations.